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SMALL HAVEN SCHOOL

Independent Special Needs School

146-150 Newington Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 6PT

01843 597088  |  Email

Small Haven School - Independent Special Needs School

Ofsted Rated Good School

Small Haven School - Independent Special Needs School

SMALL HAVEN SCHOOL

Independent Special Needs School

146-150 Newington Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 6PT

01843 597088  |  Email

Ofsted Rated Good School

What people say about Small Haven School

Don’t just take our word for it, here are a few quotes from the Ofsted Inspector, parents and pupils.

Quotes taken from the Ofsted Report dated, 7th - 9th November 2017

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"The principal head’s extensive expertise in psychotherapy ensures that she has a clear understanding of the emotional and social needs of each pupil."

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"Staff are very supportive of the ethos of the school. Strong teamwork ensures that no opportunity is lost to encourage and praise pupils’ good work and behaviour."

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"Parent View, would recommend the school to another parent. A typical comment was, ‘at other schools my child was unhappy. Now, because this school understands my child’s emotional needs, they are much happier."

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"Trusting and positive relationships between pupils and staff contribute strongly to pupils’ effective learning. Pupils say that staff listen to them at this school. A typical comment was, ‘You can work at this school because you don’t have to pretend who you are, you can simply be yourself."

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"Staff have high expectations regarding pupils’ behaviour and how they present their work. Pupils respond well and concentrate hard in lessons. Parents are very complimentary about the quality of teaching. They say that staff ‘go over and above’ what is expected of them."

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"Pupils are proud of their school. When asked by the inspector what they would do to improve the school, they said it was ‘perfect the way it is’. Pupils are rightly proud of the work that they produce. For example, they delighted in exhibiting their art at a gallery."

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"Pupils who have been at the school for a longer time are good role-models, they gently remind new pupils of the standard of behaviour expected at the school."

Ofsted quotes on Small Haven School

Ofsted quotes on Small Haven School

Quotes taken from Parents

Parents quotes on Small Haven School

Parents quotes on Small Haven School

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"For any perspective parents/guardians contemplating this school as a potential placement for their child, the clue is very much in the name. It is indeed a Haven and a very safe, secure and friendly haven at that. They are of course a school and always endeavour to educate on all levels, including social and life skills, but their endeavours go so much deeper than that and all delivered in a very relaxed, cosy and understanding environment."

(Middle school parent)

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"Thank you we really do appreciate all your help and for never giving up on our son. You’re one in a million all of you."

(Sixth form parent)

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"Meeting the children’s needs whilst stretching their potent is a true balancing act and Small Haven deliver this with such thought, empathy, planning and fore-sight that the Parent, Guardian or Child are often unaware of the fact that such a well-oiled caring machine is forever ticking over and striving at all times for perfection. Yes we are of course dealing with young people who are themselves dealing with a whole spectrum of challenges, and no system is perfect because we as people are not perfect, but this school is as close as you will ever find."

(Middle school parent)

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"Some great news, our girl has gone to college and we have not had a phone call. She was so nervous but she went in confidently and enjoyed it. It wouldn't be possible without all your hard work so thanks again."

(Ex foster parent)

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"They are a true paradox, they strive to push their pupils to full fill their potential but at the same time there is an extremely relaxed atmosphere around the whole school. The staff are extremely professional but they are also very human and approachable as well. From top to bottom I have only ever seen staff that are friendly and committed."

(Upper school parent)

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"My son had only one slight issue during his first few weeks at Small Haven whilst adapting to the huge change from a main stream school. We spoke with a member of the teaching staff almost expecting a long drawn out meeting trying to find resolution, (due to previous experiences at previous schools) but to our pleasant surprise, not only were the teachers aware of the situation, they had already begun to resolve it and were actually one step ahead of us. Potential problem solved even before it became a problem, another educational hurdle jumped by my son who is now right back in the race after being behind for so many years."

(Middle school parent)

Quotes taken from children

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"Small Haven School is like my second home. We’re like one big happy family."

(10 yr old girl).

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"The teachers make me feel safe at Small Haven School. Everyone says hello and is friendly."

(8 yr old boy)

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"The adults look after me here and I have lots of friends. Every day I want to come to school, which I didn’t at my old school."

(11 yr old boy)

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"My favourite thing about Small Haven School is I know they will listen to me."

(14 yr old boy)

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"The work is challenging but I understand it and the staff help me. I can talk to the adults when I’m upset or angry."

(15 yr old girl)

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"I feel safe here because it is a small school and the staff are helpful and nice. I have someone I can talk to if I need to."

(12 yr old girl).

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"My favourite thing about school is my friends and teachers."

(9 yr old boy)

Childrens quotes on Small Haven School

Quotes taken from Professionals

professional quotes on Small Haven School

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"All three students I supported who attended your school, had very different but very complex special educational needs. During their time at Small Haven School; each developed a positive view of themselves as learners, became more independent and confident in their learning and became more self-reflective about their behaviour/actions and how these impacts on others. The school's planning for transition to Post 16 was personable and considered, with each pupil receiving a bespoke package of preparation and support. Whilst leaving a very small school, for bigger pastures, each left with the confidence that they could go forth and succeed. I look forward to the pleasure of working with you in the future, should any of our students be so fortunate as to attend your school."

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"As an external guest, regularly visiting your school for Personal Educational Plans (PEP) Meetings, I would like to commend you on the professionalism of your staff. The meetings were always well prepared for in terms of feedback on attainment and progress, as well as the emotional development of the pupil. This, combined with the detailed completion of the PEP Forms made the holistic educational needs of the student explicit to all involved."

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